WordsnCollision: FTA: "Should we bring back these species? And what would we do them?"Huh?
HMS_Blinkin: Yeah, because an animal that was adapted to living during the ice ages would do really well in the wild on a planet that is much hotter than it was originally used to, and getting warmer.
nekom: Well it would have to be kept in captivity. Its evolutionary niche evaporated many years ago, I doubt it would thrive in the wild. It may not even survive in captivity, who knows what infectious diseases might be able to take something like that down.
Raging Thespian: We would do them in the morning, we would do them in the night, we would do them when we want to do them.
Voiceofreason01: And what would we do them?what would we do them indeed
neongoats: "Should we bring back these species? And what would we do them?"
neongoats: That's some quality copywriting editing there Lou.
way south: neongoats: "Should we bring back these species? And what would we do them?"Kill it and find out what woolly mammoth steaks taste like./Tell me you aren't the least bit curious.
Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Should we bring back these species? And what would we do them?What do?!
neongoats: "Should we bring back these species? And what would we do them?"What would be do them?That's some quality copywriting there Lou.
way south: Kill it and find out what woolly mammoth steaks taste like.
Russ1642: They totally need to bring them back. Polar bears need a different food source now that retreating sea ice is making it harder to hunt seals.
brantgoose: I expect there is an avid and well-to-do market of gardeners and organic farmers just waiting for mammoth manure. Not to mention mammoth meat, wool and ivory. The bones will make great fertilizer, the ligaments might be useful for bow strings or something.
brilett: will they bring back their gut bacteria so they can eat?
iron de havilland: brilett: will they bring back their gut bacteria so they can eat?If it works the way I think it does, mammoth DNA is essentially injected into an elephants egg in vitro, which would then be carried to term in an elephant cow.This describes the development of gut flora in human infants, I'd imagine it works pretty much the same for any mammal. From the differences in flora between caesarian vs natural birth and breast feeding vs formula, all providing viable gut flora in people, I'd imagine that a mammoth calf would be able to acquire viable gut flora from an elephant mother and its environment./So yes, I am kind of generally speculating and talking out of my ass; I'd genuinely like to know more from anyone farker who knows what they're talking about on the subject.
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